Re: Amendola and Welker together?
posted at 2/26/2013 2:32 PM EST
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
Why not? I can think of many reasons why not. Brady's crappy postseason numbers in recent years, staring down the routes in the middle of the field, almost exclusively.
Why would we need like 5 or 6 mid field route runners at this point? We have a QB who throws in the shotgun, even in the red zone, where the degree of difficulty is higher, but you want to shrink the field from the side even more?
Here is the list of route runners who run mostly in and out of the hashes, never running around on the perimeters:
Welker, Hern, Gronk, Edelman, Ballard (when he gets here)
That's 5. So, you want to add a 6th?
Amendola will be a priority for STL because he's Bradford's favorite guy. NE won't compete against itself. Welker will sign first, either here or somewhere else, and then Amendola will negotiate off of that. Putting so much money into these passing options for Brady is insane.
I would look a the cheapest options of guys like Hartline, Malcolm Floyd, Bowe. Someone brought up the likely cheap David Nelson. Yes, sign me up.
Resign Edelman on the cheap, go after a Hartline to hurt Miami and get someone who can work the flank opposite Lloyd. Bowe, I am not a big fan of because of the drops and the Chiefs having issues with him, but if he's cheap, then great. Maybe Earl Bennett gets cut by Chicago, and if that happens where he doesn't want to restructure, jump all over him.
Mike Wallace will want huge money because he thinks he's better than he is. I say no to that idea. The last thing this team needs is someone like Wallace trying to channel Moss so Brady can try to relive 2007 even more than he has.
Floyd would be interesting, never really thought of him. He definitely has the size we need and he has had some decent-good years in SD.
Is he a FA? I haven't heard his name floating around.